Saturday, April 21, 2012

Shopping Tip #2

One of the best things to carry with you when you hit anything from a swap meet to an antique mall is a tape measure.  It doesn’t have to be anything outlandish, a lot of the time you could do with one that measures a couple of feet.  More often than not, I find myself needing something to see how tall a Depression glass vase is, or even what the size of a picture frame is.
A good motto in the antique world is, “buy the book before you buy the antique.”  In this case, “buy the tape measure so the piece can measure up.”

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